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Do NOT Fall for This Rental Scam

Great info here on the hot real estate market here in Louisville. And Bob has details on a rental scam that some people actually fall for. And Bob is really good at driving around and doing video. Call me, Rick Redding, of the Sokoler-Medley team at REMAX Properties East, at 502-439-6391 for help with your home search.    


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A Taste for Life with Chris Williams; Turner Wathen Releases a New Rum

On Saturday, an all-star lineup of local chefs will come together to remember the brilliance of Anthony Bourdain. It’s happening at Four Pegs, and it’s happening because of a Facebook thread started by Chris Williams. Money raised, you can get in for $35, will go to charities involved in mental health. Williams, who took the operation of Four Pegs in Germantown in March, is bringing his reputation as a barbecue master to the place, with an upgraded menu that this week features a wild boar hot dog. Listen in for Chris’s fascinating story. After the interview, he told me a…


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It’s Not a Diet, It’s a Lifestyle

When my weight started creeping upward a few years ago, coinciding with an injury that forced me to quit playing racquetball, I knew I would be in trouble, health-wise, eventually. Fortunately, a chance conversation with Peggy Heuser at Heuser Health has my health headed in the right direction. My clothes weren’t fitting. I felt sluggish in general, and couldn’t do some basic physical acts, like bending over. So I scheduled a session with Peggy, and she ordered some tests of my blood. When I walked into her office, the WAKE-UP call was fully on. I learned that my A1C level,…


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My Health Optimization – The Nutrition Piece

Without realizing it, I had fallen into the trap that many Americans do – eating crap. I had always been too busy, or too lazy, to eat nutritious foods. Sure, I hear in the media about the importance of diet, but to me it often meant mixing in a salad once a week. I certainly wasn’t intentional about my food intake, taking a lot of pleasure in the convenience and taste of fast food. In a normal week, I was eating a lot of pizza, sandwiches and starches, washing it down with beer and bourbon. My clothes weren’t fitting right,…


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Optimizing My Self with Heuser Health; Part 1

As a lifelong athlete, I’m aware that my recent lack of exercise, coupled with an unhealthy diet, has caused some adverse affects on my overall health. I’ve gained weight, of course, but also started to feel a little sluggish, and I get out of breath easy when I do move, and I feel my midsection growing with every bite of pizza. This week marks the start of the end of all that. I’m working with my friends at Heuser Health to get better – starting with diet and exercise, some vitamins and hormone replacement therapy. My enthusiastic leader on this…


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Local Attorney Says J-town Airbnb Law is Fatally Flawed

Since receiving a visit for Jeffersontown Code Enforcement Officer Kim Weber on Nov. 30, informing me that using my house as a short-term rental was a violation of Jeffersontown law, I’ve been asking city officials to show me the law in question. Neither Mayor Bill Dieruf, city clerk Bill Fox or anyone on the Planning and Zoning Committee has provided a satisfactory answer. Next I consulted with Steve Emery, a partner in the firm of Howell and Emery PLLC in LaGrange. I provided him with the specific sections of the code to review. His response: “How is leasing a short…


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Despite Evidence, Misinformed Jeffersontown Committee Unmoved on Airbnb Issue

Planning and Zoning Committee takes no action to allow Short-Term Rentals On Tuesday, I attended the Planning and Zoning Meeting of the Jeffersontown City Council. The only agenda item was short-term rentals. It was lightly attended, but there were a handful of residents who came prepared to express their opposition to legalizing short-term rentals. This committee has the authority to make changes to the law, but it appears to me no member of the committee is interested in learning FACTS about the issue. Instead, they listened as Norm Meyer of Plainview rambled on about how wrong it was for WAVE-TV…


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Krekel Party at Saints is the Place to get a Special CD

They’ve only made 300 copies, so you might want to arrive early at Saints Saturday to get the special CD produced by Tim Krekel’s musical friends. As Rusty Satellite Show listeners heard on the show this week, the songs were recorded shortly before Krekel’s death eight years ago. It was the result of a request Tim made to Steve Eilers, who was interviewed on the podcast. “Tim asked me to get his friends to record his songs, so he could hear them,” Eilers explained. And Krekel did get to hear most of the songs on the CD. It’s taken eight…


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THE WEEK: Bikes, Wishes, Beer and Politics

I had a series of interesting conversations in a busy post-Derby Week — so here’s some of the highlights. What if you worked in Old Louisville, (maybe at Genscape’s office on Garvin Place) and you want to go over to the Mayan Cafe in NuLu for lunch. That’s one scenario in which Rolf Eisinger, director of the city’s bike and pedestrian program, says you might take advantage of an available bike you could pick up at an exchange station less than a block away. Eisinger’s been busy this week setting up 27 stations, including the one at Oak and Garvin, for…


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Mornings at Churchill with the Contenders and Wagner’s

The magic of Derby Week is best exemplified in the pre-dawn mist any morning on the backside at Churchill Downs. Walk in from Longfield, and you see the effort it takes to stage the sport’s premier event. The beautiful beasts you encounter in the few hundred yards walking are bigger than you’d expect. They’re lively, too, heads bobbing through their stables, neighs heard from near and far away. You see exercise riders atop their steeds, guiding the stars of the show back and forth to the racing surface. Grooms pace around barns leading thoroughbreds by their bridles. You see the famous names on…